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Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter [Top Curation Revolution Scoop All Time]

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With 1,387 views, more than 2x the next closest Scoop, The debate about links on Twitter is the most viewed and shared Curation Revolution Scoop of all time.

Dr. V

I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.  Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit.  But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ...

Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog)

Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use as a pass through. More than 90% of the time I’m adding “rich snippets” to content I Scoop.

Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I often create original content ON because whatever I’m writing falls in the crack between Twitter’s micro blog and what I think of as needing to be on my marketing blog.

I was taught NOT to pass through links on early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Robin has well over 1M views on now and his advice along with the patient advice of other great curators has my profile slouching toward 150,000 views.

Bryan is correct that some curators new to haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. I agree it is frustrating to go to a link and not receive anything of value back, to simply need to click on another link. Curators who pass through links won’t scale, so the Darwinian impact will be they will learn to add value or die out.

For my part I always identify my links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. I also routinely share my favorite “Scoopiteers”, great content curators who taught me valuable lessons such as don’t simply pass through links but add “micro blogging” value via rich snippets.

When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. I know, for example, Robin Good is amazing on new tools. anticipated this learning and built in a feature where I can suggest something to Robin.

This is when is at its most crowdsourcing best because I now have an army of curators who know I like to comment on and share content about design or BI or startups and they (other Scoopiteers) keep an eye out for me. There are several reasons is a “get more with less effort” tool and this crowdsourcing my curation is high on the list.

So, sorry you are sad to see links and understand your frustration. You’ve correctly identified the problem too – some curators don’t know how to use the tool yet. I know it is a lot to ask to wait for the Darwinian learning that will take place over generations, but and the web have “generations” that have the half life of a gnat so trust that the richness of the community will win in the end and “the end” won’t take long.

To my fellow curators we owe Bryan and Joseph thanks for reminding us of what Robin Good taught me – add value or your won’t scale. That lessons is applicable to much more than how we use


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Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:25 PM

FYI Folks -- I trust that the reviews I write about the articles I curate help people along in their business storytelling journey. I know that there are many curators out there who do not add reviews/comments to the articles they highlight. 

As a result, and other curation sites are getting a backlash because audience members are tired of getting a link to an article that brings them to, and then requires another click to get to the article. Now I know that is annoying. And there is nothing of value offered between clicks.

Marty's response to the original blog post is right on. Read it along with all the other comments. Truly illuminating.

Other than a rant for me, what's the value of this post to you and business storytelling?

Namely this -- no matter what medium you use -- blogging, curating, digital storytelling -- make sure you are actually adding value for your audience. Expand their knowledge, give them tools, show them how, and offer your excellent insights. The stories you share have to connect to your audience in these ways. Anything else is a waste.

All of these posts and reviews add up to telling your story in a big picture way. So thanks Marty for addressing this issue, and reminding us about principles for quality curation. I've learned a lot from both you and Robin!

Karen Dietz

Bob Connelly's comment, November 23, 2014 7:11 PM
Being new to, I was glad to read this. I wouldn't have thought about this...
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5 Cool Content Marketing Tools & How We Use Them via @Curagami

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5 Cool Content Marketing Tools shares how we use, Haiku Deck,, Gplus & Pinterest to create, test and improve Curagmai's content marketing. Tools discussed:

@Scoop.itHaiku Deck


Learn why we love these 5 content marketing tools:

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Content Marketing: Link Lessons From Curagami Top 10 Posts

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Link Lessons
Inbound Links can teach you a lot about content marketing.  This post shares lessons from Curagami's Top 10 Posts including:

* Surf Waves Don't Create 'em

* Know Your 80-20 Rules

* Write What You Know & Tell Stories

Learn more lessons from Curagami's 8,000 links in:  

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Share Your Favorite About Us Pages - Curagami

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Favorite About Us pages shares an e-commerce master class video on how to create a great About Us page and asks for your favorite About Us Pages examples.

Great About Us Pages:

* Tell A Story.
* Share Values

* Outline a Movement

* Help Build Community

Share your favorite about us pages in reactions (on, comments on the Curagmai post or email martin(at)
Thanks, Marty  

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How To Make Buffer's Social Failure Your Success via Curagami

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Buffer's Social "Failure" = Your Success
Make Buffer's Social Failure Your success with lessons from three great web marketing books including Superforecasting, The Silo Effect and The Black Swan. The post builds on a Buffer post sharing their shocking 50% decline in social media traffic. 

The real question is - ARE THEY FAILING.

They seem to think so and that thought may point to bigger issues. Issues well outlined in 3 great web marketing books (note if you buy using the links to Amazon below you make a contribution to curing cancer TY)

SuperForecsting: The Art and Science of Prediction  

The Silo Effect: The Perils of Expertise

The Black Swan:  Impact of the Highly Improbable

How web marketers THINK about what they are doing matters and this Curagami post shares tips on how to THink Like An Internet Marketer along with links to some of our favorite web marketers including several from

@Guillaume Decugis 
@Cendrine Marrouat - 
@Brian Yanish - 

Among others.

Start thinking like a web marketer, read this Curagami post  

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8 Tips About Overcoming Impostor Syndrome I Wish I Knew via @msanromanv

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Impostor syndrome is much more common that you'd think.
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Imposter Syndrome
Every assign your achievements to luck or some supernatural force? You may be suffering from "Imposter Syndrome" as outlined by Mike San Román  for Buffer. Here are Mike's 8 Tips to overcome:

  1. Recognize Imposter syndrome exists.

  2. Embrace Positive Feedback.

  3. Don’t attribute your successes to luck.

  4. Don’t use "only" or "simply". 

  5. Keep a journal. 

  6. Recognize perfection is a myth. 

  7. Be proud of being humble. 

  8. Seek to help others. 


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Why American Healthcare Has No Clothes via Curagami

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American Healthcare Is Broken
This post shares a patient's perspective on why we can't get there (feel better) from here (our current healthcare system). Patients don't and can't feel heard because our treating hospitals and doctors don't have tools needed to do so.

The government's fix is more than partly to blame. Luckily one of my friends is working on a better system. Learn more about how we fix American healthcare and share your story, experience or ideas.